17 December 2009

Spanish Glossy Ibis in Trinidad and Tobago!

Amazingly we've just heard that a mystery ringed Glossy Ibis we helped trace last year is a seriously remarkable record!

6PW was ringed at the Fao colony in southern Spain on 3 June 2006. It was then seen over 6,000km away on 15 July 2008 at Oropouche Lagoon in Trinidad and Tobago! Our own Glossy Ibis news (here and here) now seems rather dull...

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Thanks to Kris Sookdeo for the original report (and photos) and the Spanish Ringing Scheme for helping us track this bird down.


  1. Amazing record! Totally awesome.

    Congratulations from Spain

  2. Very interesting record, indeed. Will have to look closer to our locals Glossy Ibis.

  3. Those of you who are involved with this, please consider writing and submitting a note for publication in Journal of Caribbean Ornithology.

    Floyd Hayes
    Editor in Chief
    Journal of Caribbean Ornithology
    Website: www.scscb.org or www.puc.edu/jco